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6 ways to make the most of iOS 9's Notification Center

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Don t feel bad if you almost never swipe down on your iPhone or iPad s display to open the two-pane Notification Center in iOS 9.

Sure, it s useful for glancing at the weather or checking your upcoming calendar events, but you might have little need for the depressing stock ticker, not to mention the random clumps of app alerts.

You can also keep specific apps from popping up Notification Center alerts, disable Notification Center access from the lock screen, and more.

The first thing you ll see when you swipe down the Notification Center window is the Today tab, which gives you the day and date, an auto-generated summary of the day s weather and events, as well as a series of widgets based on apps such as Calendar, Stocks, Reminders, Find My Friends, and so on.

The disabled widget will scoot down to the Do Not Include section, where you ll find other inactive Notification Center widgets you can add to the active widgets list by tapping the green plus sign.

Whenever one of your installed apps adds widget support, a New Widgets Available alert will appear next to the Edit button at the bottom of the Today view.

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